Idc And Cr Xiaomi Enters Top 3 In Q3

Earlier today we reported that Samsung has grabbed back the top spot in the smartphone world from Huawei according to data by Canalys. Now, two more analysts companies confirm the data, along with the fact that Xiaomi is now in Top 3, surpassing Apple after an impressive performance in Q3 2020 while Huawei concedes the top spot it held last quarter. Analysts at IDC say the market witnessed very strong volumes between July and September in emerging markets like India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Russia. Nabila Popal, research director at IDC, revealed there was some pent-up demand for...

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Canalys Samsung Is The Top Smartphone Vendor In Q3 Xiaomi Grew The Most

348 million smartphones were shipped between July 1 and September 30 according to the latest report from Canalys. That is 4 million fewer units than the same time last year. On a quarterly basis, the overall market grew by 22% and Samsung was yet again the runaway leader with 80.2 million shipments thanks to whopping 50% jump in smartphone sales during Q3 with improved cost management and the launch of several midrangers. Coming in at second place is Huawei, the Chinese maker managed a respectable 51.7 million shipments despite its ongoing legal battles. Huawei did decline compared to...

Samsung W21 5g To Arrive On November 4

Samsung has for years had a luxurious line-up for the Chinese smartphone market under the W line. It used to launch exclusive (and ultra-expensive) clamshell phones with Android until the Fold series came to life and now it's more of an exercise in rebranding. The company has confirmed that it's about to welcome a new member along those lines - the Samsung W21 5G. The new phone is scheduled to arrive on November 4 but initial reports and listings reveal that it will be identical to the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. Samsung W21 5G poster The only major difference between the W21 5G and the...

Oneplus 8t To Have Cyberpunk 2077 Edition Will Arrive On November 2

Cyberpunk 2077 might be delayed to December but the special edition of the OnePlus 8T is still on track for a November release. The company confirmed it's coming on November 2 with a modified camera island on the back. The phone is expected to have a custom theme, similar to other cross-branding partnerships in the past. The teaser image suggests the rectangle on the back is getting extra wide to incorporate “2077” for extra fancy looks but it's unlikely that the actual cameras will be any different. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to arrive on Xbox, Playstation, Windows, and...

Netflix Announces Price Hikes For Us Customers

As reported by The Verge, Netflix is announcing new rates for US-based subscribers. Currently, the streaming service offers three-tiered plans. The entry-level Basic $9 plan only allows for a single stream at up to 480p resolution and remains unchanged. The next tier - Standard, which is Netflix’s most popular, is being increased from $13/month to $14 – this plan allows for up to two simultaneous streams at up to 1080p resolution. Finally, the Premium tier is going from $16/month to $18. This tier allows for up to four simultaneous streams at up to 4K resolution. Netflix...

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Deal Get A Galaxy S20 Fe For Just 350 Or A Pixel 5 For 600

Best Buy got impatient and stopped waiting around for Black Friday. The retailer has ousted some outstanding deals on smartphones, but these, as far as we can tell, are all very short-term. Like, one day only. That means if you like what you read about here, you need to jump straight up to one of the Source links below and make your purchase quickly. First up, we have Samsung's very own 'flagship killer', the Galaxy S20 FE. Its normal retail price is $700, we've seen it offered for $600 a bunch of times, but now you can pick it up for only $350. That's an insane deal, but there are...

Oneplus 9 Is Headed To Verizon And Tmobile Apparently

If you're in the US and are wondering which carriers are going to offer the upcoming OnePlus 9, that may be coming sooner than expected, then wonder no more. The enterprising folks over at XDA Developers have discovered, through a deep dive into the OxygenOS code, that the OnePlus 9 is in fact headed to both Verizon and T-Mobile. On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 Pro seems to only be on the way to T-Mobile, with Verizon seemingly foregoing the more expensive option. The OnePlus 8 was also offered by Verizon There are very good hints about all of this in the OxygenOS code, but...

Company executives expect dramatic increases in sales this holiday season. But questions remain about the impact the coronavirus might have.

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Galaxy A70s Finally Receives One Ui 25

We’ve seen plenty of Samsung devices get updated to One UI 2.5 in the last weeks and the latest one is the Galaxy A70s which has is now receiving the update in India. The new update comes with the A707FDDU3BTH4 build number and weighs roughly 1.6 GB. It also brings the latest October security patch on board as well as all the near One UI 2.5 additions. These include Wireless DeX, updated Pro camera mode, Always On Display additions and more. One UI 2.5 update for Galaxy A70s The update is expected to follow a staged approach and will likely make its way to more users in the...

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Lg Urges You To Step Into 5g With Its Brandnew K92 5g

Just a year ago getting a 5G-ready phone meant you had to shell out around $1,000 but since then we’ve seen an abundance of more affordable phones that support the latest network standard and LG’s K92 5G is the latest one. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 690 chipset and works with sub-6 5G networks only. More importantly, the phone will be available soon in the US at just under $400. LG K92 5G in Titan Gray The K92 features a large 6.7-inch IPS LCD with FHD+ resolution and a punch-hole cutout for its 16MP selfie cam. We have a fingerprint scanner on the right-hand-side and the...

Spotify Now Boasts 320 Million Monthly Active Users Premium Users Up From Q2

Spotify released its financial results for the July-September period and performance is better than expected. The music streaming platform now boasts a total of 320 million monthly active users (MAUs) which is up by 7% from the 299 million MAUs it reported at the end of Q2 and 29% more than Q3 2019. Premium users now number 144 million, which is a 5% increase over the previous quarter and an impressive 27% yearly growth. Spotify Q3 financial results These numbers still put Spotify as the runaway leader in the music subscription services category, well ahead of Apple Music which...

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Lenovo Unveils Transparent Edition Of Legion Pro Gaming Flagship

Lenovo unveiled a transparent edition of the Legion Pro gaming flagship. The X-shaped middle part is now see-through, allowing you to peek at the components inside (the two “wedges” on either side of the X remain opaque). While most phones are pretty static, the Lenovo Legion Pro has a side-mounted pop-up camera. It’s normally hidden out of sight, but with the transparent edition the mechanism that raises and lowers it can be viewed in action. Lenovo Legion Pro transparent edition Lenovo did not say when this special edition will be available (beyond “coming soon”). Some...

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Renders Revised Now Theres An Extra Camera Or Sensor

While the S21 series is supposed to launch a month earlier than expected, it seems that the design is still being tweaked. OnLeaks is back with a revised version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, which has a different camera design from the original renders. Revised design of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - note the extra camera/sensor No, the camera island will still look like that, but there’s an extra module on the back. It’s not clear if this is a fifth camera or some sensor (a 3D ToF sensor, perhaps?). Also note that the position of the LED flash has shifted slightly. The...

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Heymelody App Lets You Update The Firmware On Your Oneplus And Oppo Tws Headset

OnePlus has published an early access version of the HeyMelody app, which can be used to update the firmware of several True Wireless headsets. The main difference between it and the OnePlus Buds app is wider support. HeyMelody supports OnePlus’ Buds and Buds Z, as well as a couple of Oppo Models – Enco W51 and Enco X. You can use the app to pair the buds, check their battery levels and, of course, update their firmware. HeyMelody let's you update the firmware on your OnePlus and Oppo TWS headsets But wider support doesn’t just mean support for more buds, this app works on...

Samsung Doubles Smartphone Sales In Q3 Reaches Recordbreaking Results Overall

Samsung reported its quarterly results for the July-September 2020 period and the numbers look promising. The revenue is KRW66.96 trillion which is the highest ever in the history of the company, while the operating profit is KRW12.35 trillion - a 52% increase from the previous three-month period and 59% better than last year. Q3 2020 Guidance KRW / USD Q2 2020 Results KRW / USD Q3 2019 Results KRW / USD Sales 66.96 trillion / 59 billion 52.97 trillion / 46.72 billion 62 trillion / 54.69 billion Operating Profit 12.35...

Rumor had it that iPhone 12 Pro screens would double the refresh rate of the iPhone 11, but that isn't actually the case. Here's one potential reason why.

Huawei Publishes Timeline For Emui 11 Beta Rollout 27 Huawei And Honor Devices Will Get It

While Huawei didn’t rank highly in Counterpoint’s Trust Rankings, things are about to change as Wang Chenglu, the President of Huawei’s consumer business software department, says that the company is preparing to release an EMUI 11 update for 37 models. This will push the upgrade rate over 90%. Flagships in the Huawei P40 and Mate 30 series received a public beta of the new OS version on October 10. Today, ten more models are joining the beta program, including the Honor 30 and Huawei nova 7. You will find the list of phones getting the beta below along with a timeline at the...

Vivo Officially Confirms Origin Os Is Replacing Funtouch Os

Earlier this week, news broke out that vivo is gearing up to replace its Funtouch OS with an all-new overlay called Origin OS based on Android. The project has been dubbed a complete makeover of Funtouch OS and now we have official confirmation from vivo that Origin OS is indeed real thanks to several posts from the brand’s official WeChat account. vivo Origin OS teasers The launch of the new OS is expected to take place on November 19 when vivo is planning to hold its developer conference. There we’ll get to see what vivo has in store on its software front and we also might...

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Counterpoint Samsung Reclaims Top Spot In India As Country Sees Record Smartphone Shipments

Smartphone makers shipped a record-setting 53 million units in India this quarter, reports Counterpoint Research. This is a growth of 9% year over year (YoY). “The Indian smartphone market is on a recovery path as the lockdown restrictions have been relaxed,” said Senior Research Analyst Prachir Singh. Still, most people prefer to shop online. Xiaomi pipped Samsung to become the top brand in India in 2018, but now the Korean company has reclaimed first place. Samsung shipments grew 32% compared to Q3 last year, surpassing even pre-COVID levels. The company has been the quickest to recover...

Oukitel’s Latest Smartphone Packs A Whopping 8,000mAh Battery

The way smartphones are at the moment, typically we can get a day or two out of them before needing to recharge. This is made worse with the inclusion of 5G technology which has only served to drain battery even faster, but the folks at Oukitel have announced a new smartphone in the form of the WP10 that we imagine should last you for days.The Oukitel WP10 comes with a […]

Apple Iphone 12 Mini Handled On Video

Despite being a full week away from going on pre-order, Apple’s iPhone 12 mini somehow managed to get into the hands of Romanian tech journalist George Buhnici. He then posted a detailed hands-on video of the device where he gives us our first live look and compares it to the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro which further reinstates the mini’s tiny stature. At 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm and 135 grams, the mini is going against the mainstream and finally delivers a one-hand usable iPhone with the latest chipset from Apple. We get to see the mini and its 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED against the 12, 12...

The Backbone One Is A Game Controller For The iPhone

When it comes to gaming controllers for the iPhone, there are many options that you can choose from, but recently, there is a new player in the market that comes in the form of the Backbone One, but what makes this device a bit more unique are some of its hardware and software features that appear to be catered towards gamers in this modern day and age.This comes in the […]

Oppo K7x Incoming To Arrive On November 4 With A Big Battery

Oppo is bringing a new smartphone to its lineup of midrangers - the K7x 5G. The launch is scheduled for November 4 and while we don’t know any actual specs about the phone, the company says it will have “lots and lots of power”. We can clearly see a rectangle island on the back for the camera but even when we tinkered with the brightness of the image, we couldn’t make out the number of shooters or how they’re going to be aligned. Rumors are the phone has already appeared on TENAA under the model number PERM00 with a 6.5” LCD of Full HD+ resolution and 20:9 ratio. The battery has ...

Honor Teases Band 6 Ahead Of Its Official Launch On November 3

Honor’s universe of wearables keeps expanding and the latest addition will be the Band 6, the company announced on Weibo. The device will have a big screen and will be officially introduced on Tuesday, November 3. Honor Band 6 official teaser In the Weibo post, the company claimed the Band 6 will mark a new era of full-screen wearables and “this time it will be different”. The predecessor, Honor Band 5, covered all the bases for an affordable device - stylish, unobtrusive, basic fitness tracking. While we expect the same key functionality from the new wearable, we are also likely...

iPhone 13 Could Come With 1TB Of Storage

Apple’s iPhone storage currently caps out at 512GB and there is no way to expand on it as the iPhones do not support storage expansion via microSD cards like some Android phones do.  However, for those who feel that 512GB is still not enough, you might want to keep an eye out for the iPhone 13.This is because according to Jon Prosser, he claims that Apple could introduce a 1TB […]

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Qualcomm WiFi 6E Immersive Home Platform Launched

WiFi 6E is an upgrade of WiFi that supports a new 6GHz radio brand, which means faster peak connectivity and reduced airwave congestion. Of course, WiFi 6E still supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz legacy frequencies.Qualcomm’s new branding for these WiFi chips is called the Immersive Home platform and has announced the Immersive Home 214, 216, 316, and 318 (product homepage).The main difference between all these Immersive Home variations is […]

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Uber HW Camera Scores for Pixel 5, Vivo X51, Mi 10T Pro

Thanks to our mobile camera HardWare score called Uber HW Camera, we can accurately rank an unprecedented number of mobile camera systems.Uber HW Camera is based on a proprietary algorithm that ranks the cameras’ potential based on their technical specifications.The algorithm is sometimes tuned and adjusted with real-world image analysis from our image-based Uber IQ Camera benchmark (IQ = Image Quality). Common questions about Uber HW Camera are answered in […]

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The iPhone 12 Might Actually Have A Hidden Reverse Wireless Charging Feature

Apple’s iPhones have come with support for wireless charging for a while now, but with the launch of the new iPhone 12, Apple has included new hardware to support the company’s new MagSafe wireless charging feature. However, it turns out that MagSafe in the iPhone 12 might be hiding an unactivated feature.According to a tweet by VentureBeat’s Jeremy Horowitz, the FCC filing for the iPhone 12 makes mention of a […]

Mophie’s New Juice Pack Connect Will Work With Pretty Much Any Smartphone

Back in the day, Mophie’s battery cases were limited to specific smartphone models. Given the various shapes and sizes of smartphones, it would be impossible for the company to create a battery case for each and every model available out there, but the company thinks that they might have solved that problem.This comes in the form of the new Mophie Juice Pack Connect that should pretty much work with any […]

Honeymoon Period Between Apple And Foxconn Could Be Over

While Foxconn is a massive company that helps other companies manufacture and assemble their products, it’s safe to say that the company is usually associated with Apple. Both companies appear to have a very mutually beneficial relationship where Foxconn handles the bulk of Apple’s manufacturing for products like the iPhone.However, a report from The Information (paywall) is suggesting that the honeymoon period in the relationship between both companies is coming […]

iPhone 12 Will Enable 5GHz WiFi Hotspots

In case you’re unaware, WiFi isn’t just WiFi and that apart from the different versions like WiFi 5, WiFi 6, and so on, there are also different bands that your router can let you connect to, such as 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The difference between both bands are the speed of the connection and also the range of the connection.The good news for those who have bought or are buying the […]

Canon Could Be Working On A Lens Attachment For Smartphones

Lens attachments for smartphones aren’t new, but oddly enough, traditional camera makers have shied away from this particular market segment. However, it seems that maybe, just maybe, Canon could be toying with the idea of creating a lens attachment accessory for smartphones.This is according to a patent discovered by Design Watch in which it seems that Canon has a patent for such an accessory. The patent isn’t exactly new as […]

Crash Bandicoot Will Arrive On iOS And Android In 2021

Earlier this year, it was announced that a Crash Bandicoot game for iOS and Android devices was in development. King, the developer of the game, did not mention when the game would be released at that point in time, but it looks like we now have a timeframe to look forward to and that is in the spring of 2021.This seems like quite a long wait considering that the game […]

Google’s Fi 5G Does Not Support The iPhone 12 For Now

If you’re subscribed to Google Fi’s MVNO service and just got yourself a brand new iPhone 12, you might notice that you are unable to connect to the network’s 5G service. It’s not a mistake because it appears that Google Fi currently does not support the iPhone 12, despite Google’s website stating that it should.Google’s website lists a handful of Samsung phones that they claim are designed for their Fi […]

It Looks Like Apple’s AirPower Is ‘Dead’…Again

Back in 2019, Apple confirmed that their wireless charging mat AirPower was cancelled, but later in the year, there were reports suggesting that the project might not have been fully cancelled and that Apple was working internally to try and fix the issues before potentially relaunching it.However, according to a tweet by the ever-accurate Jon Prosser, it seems that we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up anymore. This is because […]

Some Claim The iPhone 12’s Frame Is Too Sharp And Are Cutting People’s Hands

When Apple announced the iPhone 12, they revealed that the phone comes with a brand new design. It features flat edges around the phone similar to the design of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. It’s a welcome change, but could it be detrimental to users? Maybe, maybe not, if the claims on the internet are to be believed.According to a report from MyDrivers as initially shared by GizChina, it […]

MagSafe Only Charges At Full Speed When Paired With Apple’s 20W Charger

There is a lot of confusion surrounding Apple’s new MagSafe charger. Apple claims that the device allows users to charge the new iPhone 12s at speeds of up to 15W, twice the charging speed compared to regular wireless charging on current iPhones. However, recent tests have found that using it with an older iPhone charges it at insanely low speeds of 2W.However, it turns out that maybe you might need […]

What is Camera Image Quality?

At Ubergizmo, we nerd out by analyzing mobile camera Image Quality (IQ) and Camera HardWare (HW) strength. That’s why we created the Uber HW Camera and Uber IQ Camera benchmarks.But what is Image Quality (IQ), how do you define it, and is it possible to assess “quality” as objectively as possible? Fortunately, it is possible by looking at major objective image quality metrics. Objective metrics means that we can say […]

OnePlus Nord N10, N100 Announced For The US

When OnePlus announced the OnePlus Nord, oddly enough the phone was not intended for the US market. However, for those who have been holding out for an affordable OnePlus handset, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has since announced that they will be bringing a variant of the OnePlus Nord to the US.This comes in the form of two smartphones actually, one called the OnePlus Nord N10 5G […]

Check Out This iPhone 12 Battery Test

Apple’s iPhone event was very comprehensive and the company covered a variety of topics such as improvements to hardware, software, cameras, and even the environmental impact that the company has with the efforts they’re making to their choices of components, packaging material, and so on.However, one thing conspicuously missing from the announcement was battery life of the new iPhones. Various teardowns and filings have revealed smaller batteries in the new […]

iPhone 12’s LiDAR Scanner Can Measure A Person’s Height

In recent years as Apple’s iPhones gained more augmented reality features, Apple also developed an app called Measure that allowed users to measure the dimensions of an object, like a table, a cabinet, and so on. However, thanks to the implementation of the LiDAR scanner in the iPhone 12 Pro series, it can now be used to measure a person’s height.Now we know that it might be a somewhat novel […]

The iPhone 12 Drop Test Is Painful To Watch

With the new iPhone 12s, Apple introduced what they are calling Ceramic Shield, which is a new type of glass cover that they claim is 4x tougher than its predecessors. We’d hate to find out for ourselves if this claim is true, but the good folks at EverythingApplePro decided to put it to the test via a series of drop tests.These tests can hardly be called scientific since there are […]

WhatsApp’s New Feature Lets You Mute Chats Indefinitely

We all have that one friend or one relative that loves sending us all kinds of weird random crap on WhatsApp. Or sometimes there are group chats that just won’t keep quiet throughout the day. It can be annoying, which is why WhatsApp has a mute feature. Oddly enough, this mute feature was kind of limited.You could never mute chats indefinitely, either choosing from a few hours, a week, or […]

This App Lets You Install Google Services Onto Huawei Phones

As many of you know, Huawei’s more recent smartphones do not come with Google Play Services installed on them due to the company being on the US Entity List. This prevents them from doing business with US companies, such as Google, however, there is some good news on that front.This good news comes in the form of an app developed by XDA Developers forum member bender_007. It’s called Googlefier and […]

MagSafe Charges Older iPhones At Insanely Slow Speeds

At its core, Apple’s new MagSafe charger is really a wireless charging system. While it was designed for the iPhone 12 in mind, Apple does note that it will charge older iPhones that support wireless charging technology, but even then, it seems that even if you own an older iPhone, MagSafe might not be for you.This is because according to a video uploaded to YouTube channel Max Tech, it was […]

Woman Spends $3,000 On In-App Purchases, Then Sues Apple Over It

Apple does not allow gambling apps to exist on the App Store. However, it seems that while more explicit gambling apps are not allowed, some apps that feature gambling-like mechanics are allowed, which is the issue. Or at least it is an issue for Karen Workman, who has filed a lawsuit against Apple.Workman says that back in 2017, she downloaded an app called Jackpot Mania and began utilizing the in-app […]

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Could Leave Imprints On Your iPhone Case

If you plan on buying and using Apple’s new MagSafe charging system for the iPhone, you might want to take note that by using the new charger, it could actually leave imprints on your  iPhone’s leather case. This is according to a warning by Apple in a support document that mentions this potential issue.According to Apple, who noted the issue in fine print at the bottom of their website, “If […]

iPhone 12’s Ceramic Shield Proves To Be Pretty Durable

One of the new hardware features Apple introduced to the iPhone 12 is a new glass cover that they developed with Corning that they’re calling Ceramic Shield. The company claims that this is more durable than previous iPhones. This sounds like marketing speak, but it turns out that they  were right.During a durability test conducted by MobileReviewsEh, the new Ceramic Shield was put to the test and sure enough, it […]

SanDisk Unveils A Wireless Charger That’s Also A Hard Drive

SanDisk is a company known for their memory products, like flash drives, memory cards, and so on. However, the company has since unveiled the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync which as the name implies, is a wireless charger, but it also seems that the device comes with a built-in hard drive.According to SanDisk, “Helping to resolve the issue of manual backup, the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync simplifies the process, so you […]

Google Reportedly Paid Apple As Much As $12 Billion To Be The iPhone’s Default Search

If you were to launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad and type a search query into the address bar, there’s a very, very good chance that it will default to Google. Sure, some of you might have set it differently, but for many, Google is more or less the default, and it turns out that Google paid Apple billions to keep it that way.While we have heard in the […]

xiaomi black shark 2 gaming phone goes official

Xiaomi had confirmed that it would be unveiling its new gaming smartphone on March 18th and the company has done just that today. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 handset is official today. The number here doesn’t hide the fact that this is the successor to Xiaomi’s original Black Shark smartphone. As expected, the Black Shark